Malaysia government has postponed the implementation of the Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) several times. But very likely, the implementation will start sometime in 2019 at the Singapore-Malaysia border first. In the future, the VEP may be implemented gradually in other entry points to Malaysia.
Although the VEP is not required as of January 2019 for cars driving from Singapore to Malaysia, all car owners who may drive the car to Malaysia should be prepared.
This Driving to Malaysia guide explains how to register the Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), what to do after the registration, when and how to collect it, and how to use the Malaysian VEP.
What is Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)?
When you enter Malaysia, you need a visa or some sort of permission (e.g., visa-free) to cross the border. When your car tries to enter Malaysia, your car also needs similar permission. So, when you drive to Malaysia, you need a visa (or visa-free) and your car needs a vehicle entry permit.
Malaysia Road Transport Act 1987 section 66H is the legal base for Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP). Currently, the Road Transport Department (abbreviated JPJ in Malay) under the Malaysian Ministry of Transport issues VEP (in the form of an RFID tag glued to the windshield) to foreign vehicles.
Technically, all foreign cars entering Malaysia will require the VEP.
With VEP, the Malaysian authority will have the info on the car and the owner. So, it will be easier for the Malaysian government to settle traffic offences involving foreign cars. For example, they may stop you for outstanding summons when you try to leave Malaysia.
Currently, Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) is valid for 5 years. You need to renew it before the expiry date.
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